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Church of St Nicholas

A Grade II Listed Building in Overstone, West Northamptonshire

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Latitude: 52.2869 / 52°17'12"N

Longitude: -0.8204 / 0°49'13"W

OS Eastings: 480560

OS Northings: 266073

OS Grid: SP805660

Mapcode National: GBR CX3.PD5

Mapcode Global: VHDRT.QSN7

Plus Code: 9C4X75PH+QR

Entry Name: Church of St Nicholas

Listing Date: 19 July 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1075356

English Heritage Legacy ID: 360440

ID on this website: 101075356

Location: St Nicholas's Church, Overstone, West Northamptonshire, NN6

County: West Northamptonshire

Civil Parish: Overstone

Built-Up Area: Sywell

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Sywell with Overstone

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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13/187 Church of St. Nicholas

- II

Church. c.1807, remodelled 1903. Limestone ashlar with slate roof. Nave,
chancel, south aisle, south chapel, north vestry and west tower. Chancel east
window of 3 lights with 4 centred arch head. South aisle c.1903 of 3-window
range of 3-light square headed windows, 2-light west window. Lean-to roof with
ashlar gable parapets. South chapel, also c.1903: south window 3-lights with
pointed head and tracery; east window of 3-lights with square head. Nave, north
elevation; one 3-light window with 4-centred arch head. Pitched roof with ashlar
cornices and ashlar gable parapets with finial. Octagonal ashlar lateral stack.
North vestry c.1903 has 2-light north window with pointed head and west door
also with pointed head. Gabled roof with ashlar parapets. North porch at base of
west tower has ashlar gable parapets and finial. West tower of 3 stages with
flat string course between 2-light west windows at ground floor and similar
windows to 3 faces of second stage. 2-light square-headed bell-chamber openings
to each face of third stage. Castellated parapet with corner pinnacles.
Polygonal stair turret in corner. Interior: Double chamfered chancel arch, 3 bay
south arcade of triple chamfered arches on circular piers. Double chamfered
tower arch and similar arches to south chapel (now vestry). Stained glass: East
window has C16 French glass reset, north window of nave has early C20 armorial
glass commemorating Lord Overstone's family. Monuments: North wall of chancel.
Early C18 tablet to Strafford family with fluted pilasters with open pediment
and puttii above. South wall of chancel has similar smaller tablet. Both reset
from earlier church in Overstone Park now demolished. Oval tablet in tower to
Elizabeth Ives died 1792. Brass tablet under inscribed to John Kipling 1831.
Various other C19 tablets.
(Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, p.368).

Listing NGR: SP8056066073

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